LANSING — Thousands of Michigan Democrats virtually attended the Party’s State Spring Convention on Saturday, February 20, including over 1,300 credentialed delegates (voting-eligible members) tasked with electing Michigan Democratic Party’s leadership, as well as officers for their respective caucuses and congressional districts. 

Lavora Barnes was unopposed for MDP Chair and was elected by acclamation at the Saturday convention.

Chair Barnes was first elected chair in February 2019 for a 2-year term. Prior to her first term as Chair, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for the MDP. A political veteran with extensive experience in field, communications, and fundraising, Barnes has implemented and grown a year-round, full-time organizing strategy across Michigan. She is the chief architect of MDP’s Project 83, started in 2017 and named for the 83 counties in Michigan.

“I am thrilled to have been elected to a second term as chair of the Michigan Democratic Party,” said Barnes. “We have a lot of work ahead of us leading up to the 2022 elections, and I need every Democrat in every corner of the state to stay engaged so we can re-elect “those women from Michigan,” build our majority in the US House, and take back the State House and Senate.”  

The Party’s statutory officers, also chosen at the State Convention, include 1st Vice-Chair Mark LaChey and 2nd Vice-Chair Fay Beydoun.

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